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  • Posted: 08/13/2012

Lasker Award Winners

The Awards Program of the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation has recognized the contributions of scientists, physicians, and public servants who have made major advances in the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, cure, and prevention of human disease.

Brian J. Druker
2009 - OHSU Knight Cancer Institute at OHSU
"for the development of molecularly targeted treatments for chronic myeloid leukemia"
Charles Sawyers
2009 - Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
"for the development of molecularly targeted treatments for chronic myeloid leukemia"
Stanley Falkow
2008 - Stanford Cancer Institute
"for a 51-year career as one of the great microbe hunters of all time"
Gary Ruvkun
2008 - Dana-Farber/ Harvard Cancer Center
"for discoveries that revealed an unanticipated world of tiny RNAs that regulate gene function in plants and animals"
Elizabeth Blackburn
2006 - UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
"for the prediction and discovery of telomerase"
Carol Greider
2006 - Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins University
"for the prediction and discovery of telomerase"
Jack Szostak
2006 - Dana-Farber/ Harvard Cancer Center
"for the prediction and discovery of telomerase"
Ronald Evans
2004 - Salk Institute Cancer Center
"for the discovery of the superfamily of nuclear hormone receptors and elucidation of a unifying mechanism that regulates embryonic development and drives metabolic pathways"
Elwood Jensen
2004 - University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center
"for the discovery of the superfamily of nuclear hormone receptors and elucidation of a unifying mechanism that regulates embryonic development and drives metabolic pathways"
Mario R. Capecchi
2001 - Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah
"for the development of a powerful technology for manipulating the mouse genome"